Saturday, May 20, 2006

By Bye GA-GA

Today I am going to Hamilton to say good-bye to my best friend's husband Gavin. He leaves for Edmonton tomorrow.
When I first met Gavin, his entire world consisted of only a few things: soccer, cycling; alphaghetti, chicken fingers and fries, peanut butter sandwiches, and chips ahoy cookies. Over the last 9 years I have watched him change so much, sometimes I can hardly recognize him.

He went from someone who didn't even know there was an election going on (let alone who was running or what the issues were) to someone who can have a political debate with people from ANY country, from someone who hadn't read a book in eons to someone who has become smarter than me, from a new "stick shift" driver to a primo mechanic, from a guy who only ate the above mentioned foods to one who will gladly eat falafels (although, we originally told him they were veggie burgers), from a guy who had barely left southern Ontario to a guy who can feel comfortable traveling anywhere, and has friends around the world, from a guy who barely drank, but can now drink me under the table, from a guy who had no interest in children to a great father; from someone I called a "misogynist ass" to someone I am proud to call one of my best friends in the whole world.

I'm gonna miss you.

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